|The Doctors of BC scholarship is awarded annually to two children of Doctors of BC members who display outstanding scholastic achievement, remarkable volunteer contributions, and well-rounded extracurricular interests. Each recipient receives a $1000 scholarship toward postsecondary education and a certificate of achievement. Winners are selected by Doctors of BC committee members through an anonymous process. This year’s winners were selected from more than 45 applicants, all of whom possessed a well-balanced list of academic, extracurricular, and volunteer achievements.|
|Julia De Pieri, Vancouver, BC|
Ms Julia De Pieri, who graduated with first-class honors with distinction from Crofton House School, has been actively engaged in her community as a member and captain of the track and field team; member of the volleyball team, as well as scorekeeper and referee; peer tutor; and volunteer in various capacities, including through Sunday School and as a camp counselor.
Ms De Pieri also participated in a 2-week service trip to Kenya with her high school, which was coordinated to help build teacher accommodations in a small African village.
In addition to being named senior athlete of the year and recipient of the Margot Thompson Cup for her high level of commitment, participation, and skill throughout the school’s athletics program, Ms De Pieri plays piano and viola, speaks French fluently, and has studied Spanish, Italian, and Swahili.
Next year Ms De Pieri will be attending the University of Ottawa in the honours bachelor of science with specialization in human kinetics program, and competing on the university’s varsity track and field team. After graduation she hopes to study medicine with a specialization in sport medicine.
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|Hailey Phillips, Victoria, BC|
Ms Hailey Phillips graduated from the challenge and French immersion programs at Esquimalt High School. She contributed to numerous community services through her school as a peer tutor in math and science, president of her school’s Interact Club (a high school link to Rotary International), and a volunteer in various social justice and planning clubs.
Ms Phillips has played violin since she was 5 years old and won the position of concertmaster of the Greater Victoria Youth Orchestra this year. She regularly volunteers at concerts, fundraisers for the BC Cancer Agency and other charities, and the Sunrise Lodge seniors’ home. She has played soccer for 10 years with the Bays United Football Club and was named co-captain of her team and captain of the defensive line this year.
In 2012 Ms Phillips was chosen to be the BC delegate on the Peacebus—a 5-week road trip across Canada with 10 other students that focuses on community service. At the age of 11 she traveled to Africa with her mother as a Canada-Africa Community Health volunteer.
Ms Phillips will be attending Queen’s University next year in the bachelor of science honours program and is considering medicine as a career.
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